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MANY ROADS TO FREEDOM:
Portrait of Henry L. Achilles, ca. 1875,
from Achilles Genealogies 1596-1990: Henry the "Hessian" Soldier of New Hampshire and Fifteen other Achilles Families of North America by Walter Burges Smith II. Maine: Penobscot Press, c.1991.
About Henry Achilles
In 1889, the
family moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he went into business. While
there he and his wife became active in the Washington Soldiers' Home (for
disabled volunteer soldiers) of Orting, Washington. Captain Achilles
became the commandant and his wife became matron of the home.
From 1898 to 1901, he and his wife lived in Hilo, Hawaii, where one of his
sons lived. They moved back to Rochester in 1901.
The Union Army: a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65 -- Records of the Regiments in the Union Army -- Cyclopedia of Battles -- Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co.,1908. Volume II.
Achilles Genealogies 1596-1990. Henry the "Hessian" Soldier of New Hampshire and Fifteen Other Achilles Families of North America, by Walter Burges Smith II. Maine: Penobscot Press, 1991.
Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1895. United States Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896.